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Cold Case Homicide Team identifies remains found 31 years ago in Thermal

Cold Case Homicide Team identifies remains found 31 years ago in Thermal

On Jan. 22, 1991, human remains were found in a wash area at the base of a hill in the area west of Avenue 62 and Madison Street in Thermal. Only bones were found and appeared to have been in the desert for a lengthy amount of time. The subsequent investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department unfortunately produced no leads and the case, believed to be a suspicious death, went cold. Following a forensic genetic genealogy investigation , the remains have beenidentified as Kathryn Coffey of Baldwin Park.


NEWS RELEASE -- DA Hestrin announces charges in Coachella Valley serial rapist case

NEWS RELEASE -- DA Hestrin announces charges in Coachella Valley serial rapist case

Authorities are asking that anyone with any information about Jose Manuel Martinez Garcia or who may have been a victim of this defendant contact Sr. DA Investigator Claudia Herrera at (760) 863-7809 or claudiaherrera@rivcoda.org